Toyota manufacturer never stops to surprise us all and we are about to see the all new model with unique design. It is the brand new 2018 Toyota C-HR. This model belongs to subcompact SUV class which is lately enormously growing. The C-HR means Coupe High-Rider, although it has five doors and for one crossover, it rides low. As well, despite the fact that it is classified as a sport utility vehicle, this model won`t be offered with all-wheel drive configuration.
Nevertheless, the new C-HR will offer an interesting and very unusual styling which most people will probably find very attractive. An interesting design will continue for the interior which will also be very functional. What might be disappointing, are the slow acceleration, no AWD option for the U.S. market and not so good fuel efficiency.
The new Toyota will be available in only two trim levels. Those are: XLE and slightly expensive XLE Premium. All in all, because of its unconventional design, it should be very popular especially among young costumers.
2018 Toyota C-HR engine, performance and fuel economy
The 2018 Toyota C-HR will only offer one engine under its hood. It is a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder unit. This engine will generate 144 horsepower and 139 pound-feet of torque. The front-wheel drive system will be the only option for the American market. However, if the latest news is true, the all-wheel drive configuration will be available for the Japanese and European costumers too. As for the gearbox, the engine will be coupled to a continuously variable transmission.
Speaking of the fuel efficiency, the new Toyota gets 27 mpg in the city, 31 mpg on the highway and 29 mpg combined.
Design of exterior and interior
The exterior design of the 2018 Toyota C-HR is the most eye-catching thing we`ll notice. This model is all about curves, angles and lines. The headlamps with LED daytime running lights look very attractive; and will also give the whole front more aggressive appearance. The accented front fenders will give it bolder look too. On the rear, we will notice C-shaped taillights like the ones on the Civic model and aerodynamic rear spoiler. It will ride on standard 18-inch sport alloy wheels. As well, the Toyota will be offer some new expressive colors for exterior. Some of them are: Radiant Green Mica, Ruby Flare Pearl and Blue Eclipse Metallic.
The new C-HR will share the same platform as the Prius model. It is the Toyota New Global Architecture platform.
When it comes to interior, 2018 Toyota C-HR will offer one of the best-looking ones in its class. The cabin will be diamond-inspired and will look luxurious and elegant. The steering wheel will be wrapped in leather. The dashboard will feature a 7-inch touchscreen display. Furthermore, every model will come standard with dual-zone climate control, audio system, Bluetooth, USB and so on. As for the safety, it will be provided with a rearview camera, 10 airbags, hill-start assist, adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning etc.
Release date and price
The 2018 Toyota C-HR is about to hit the market anytime. As for the price, the XLE trim will start at $22,500 while the XLE Premium will start at $24,350.